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PITTSBURGH -- New York Rangers forward Martin St. Gerardo Parra Jersey . Louis spent Thursday night with his family in Montreal, grieving the loss of mother France after she died suddenly. When Rangers coach Alain Vigneault told St. Louis perhaps the veteran forward should remain at home rather than help the Rangers try to fend off elimination against the Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis and his father held a lengthy heart to heart. Hours later, St. Louis was in Pittsburgh. By the end of the night he was near tears after an impassioned team effort in a 5-1 victory that forced Game 6 in New York on Sunday -- Mothers Day. "Im glad were able to get this win and stay alive," St. Louis said. "She was a great lady, the best human being Ive ever known in my life. I owed it to her to do it. I know she would have wanted me to play." Buoyed by the return of their teammate, one who has fit in quickly after being acquired from Tampa Bay at the trade deadline, the Rangers shook off a lethargic loss in Game 4 by blitzing the Penguins early. Derick Brassard scored twice and Chris Kreider, Ryan McDonagh and Kevin Klein added their first goals of the post-season for New York while Henrik Lundqvist stopped 31 shots. St. Louis had one shot in 16:19 of ice time, all of it with his mother in his thoughts. "She was with me the whole way but this is probably the most comfortable place you can be as a hockey player," he said. The Rangers certainly looked at ease while the Penguins failed to win a close-out game for the sixth time in their last seven chances on home ice. Evgeni Malkin had his third goal of the series for Pittsburgh and Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves but lacked the crispness that allowed the Penguins to sweep Games 3 and 4 in New York. While Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma stressed the importance of not letting the Rangers back in the series, the fire he was looking for came from the other bench. Pittsburgh committed a pair of sloppy penalties the Rangers finally turned to goals and couldnt convert a lengthy 5-on-3 power play late in the second period as they tried to climb out of a three-goal deficit. "At the start I think we played like a team that looked like we had an automatic bid to the next round," Pittsburgh defenceman Rob Scuderi said. "When its 2-0 right off the bat and youre playing from behind its not easy." The Penguins held the Rangers to a 15 shots in Game 4, a franchise record for fewest shots allowed in a playoff game. New York had 17 in the first period Friday night. Having its beleaguered power play finally look competent helped. The Rangers hadnt scored with the man advantage since Game 2 of the first round, an 0-for-36 stretch that often featured disinterested or disorganized play by New York whenever an opposing player skated to the penalty box. Kreider ended the miserable run 9:36 into the first period after Pittsburgh defenceman Robert Bortuzzo was called for delay of game for lazily flipping a puck over the boards in the Penguins zone despite having no pressure on him. Playing in his second game after missing more than a month with a hand injury, Kreider threaded a rebound from the bottom of the left circle in a small hole between Fleurys right pad and his blocker to give the Rangers their first lead in more than 180 minutes of play. Brassard made it 2-0 just over 5 minutes later, diving across the Pittsburgh crease to bang home Mats Zuccarellos rebound. The Penguins seemed to regain their swagger in the second period and Malkin cut the lead in half at the end of a thrilling burst in which he beat two Rangers to the net and did a 360- degree spin before slipping his own rebound by Lundqvist. The momentum didnt last. Brassard roofed a shot through a scrum in front of Fleury to make it 3-1 and McDonagh scored his first goal of the post-season with a shot through traffic from the point after Pittsburgh was whistled for too many man on the ice, the kind of untidy mistake the Penguins had avoided while winning three straight to take command of the series. Now its back to Madison Square for a series that suddenly looks competitive. "I dont think theres much good to take from it to be honest with you," Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby said. "So I think we have to make sure we come with the right mindset going to New York. Whatever mindset we were tonight it wasnt enough." NOTES: The line of Brassard, Zuccarello and Benoit Pouliot combined for seven points (two goals, five assists). ... Pittsburgh forward Jussi Jokinens points streak ended at eight games. ... Pittsburgh scratched D Brooks Orpik, who appeared to suffer a lower-body injury in Game 4. ... The Rangers are 5 for 47 with the man advantage in the playoffs. Nolan Arenado Jersey . -- Stanley Johnson scored all 18 of his points in the second half, T. Chad Bettis Jersey . Still, its a start. Josh Baileys goal with 1:40 left capped a furious third-period rally, and the Islanders edged the Penguins 4-3 on Friday night.Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Kemba Walker had 30 points, seven rebounds and six assists as the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Orlando Magic 98-90 on Saturday night. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist posted 17 points and 12 rebounds, Gary Neal netted 16 points off the bench and Cody Zeller added 12 points and seven boards for the Hornets, who snapped a five-game losing streak. In the stretch where we played well, we got a lot of effort points, said Hornets coach Steve Clifford. Nik Vucevic tallied 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Tobias Harris provided 18 points and 11 boards for Orlando, which has dropped three consecutive games. Victor Oladipo supplied 21 points and four steals in defeat. We just have to get out of the funk and see what we can do better, Magic guard Ben Gordon said. Orlando trailed 22-20 following a quarter of play, but it failed to register a field goal in the final 7:28 of the second and went the last 6:59 of the opening half without a point. Charlotte, meanwhile, ripped ooff the final 22 points of the second. Trevor Story Jersey. Kidd-Gilchrist netted eight points and Zeller put in six straight points before Gerald Henderson split a pair of foul shots in the final second of the half to cap the surge and stake the Hornets to a commanding 52-29 halftime advantage. The Hornets outscored Orlando 30-9 in the second. Oladipo sunk a pair of foul shots to finish off a 10-0 Orlando spurt to start the second half, trimming the margin to 52-39. The Magic, though, failed to cut the gap below seven the rest of the way. The Hornets led 70-54 after three and cruised to the easy triumph in the final frame. Game Notes Walker put in a career-high 42 points against Orlando last Saturday ... Orlando has dropped 10 of its last 12 home games ... Charlottes Lance Stephenson missed his 10th straight game due to a groin injury ... The Magic turned the ball over just seven times, but shot 37.9 percent (33-of-87) from the floor.Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '


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